Sailing from Southampton on itineraries across the British Isles and Europe, Queen Elizabeth offers the very best of Cunard's values and traditions, blended with every conceivable modern luxury that you could imagine. With her opulent public rooms and impeccable attention to detail, she continues the long-standing tradition of providing the highest in service and luxury for its discerning travellers. From the outside, her black hull, gleaming white superstructure and distinctive red funnel echoes the classic characteristics of the company's distinctive liner heritage, while inside guests will be able to enjoy sophisticated dining and entertainment, as well as plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind.
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When it comes to meal times onboard Queen Elizabeth, there’s no chance of guests going hungry. With classic dishes and fare from around the globe, each and every guest will find something to delight their taste buds. In addition, with a range of both included eateries and speciality restaurants, there’s somewhere to eat for every occasion.
After a busy day of shore excursions or enjoying your downtime on the ship, what better way to relax than making the most of the onboard entertainment? Whether you’d like to enjoy a show, listen to live music or simply sit back and sip your drink in good company, Queen Elizabeth has the perfect spot just for you.
Cunard offer a children's programme for younger guests aged 2-17 years, making this a fantastic family holiday. Clubs include The Play Zone (2-7 years), The Kid Zone (8-12 years) and the Teen Zone (13-17 years) which each host facilities, group games and heaps of fun under the supervision of Queen Elizabeth's experienced Youth Team. Queen Elizabeth also runs a complimentary Night Nursery if you are looking for an evening off to head out on that well-deserved date night. This is for children aged 12 months to 23 months, but has a limited number of spaces, so book your space quickly to avoid disappointment!
If you’d like to use your free time onboard to relax, there are plenty of spaces on the ship perfect for just this. The two pools, surrounded by sun loungers, are ideal for cooling off in the water and soaking up the sun. For an escape from the outside, head indoors and seek out the tranquil library, challenge other guests to a game in the card room or browse the shops and pick up a tax-free holiday treat.
Those guests wanting to up the pace slightly can enjoy the games deck. This concept dates back to the original Queen Elizabeth and features games inspired by those from the 30's, including bowls, croquet and paddle tennis.
Guests may want to stay in shape during their time onboard Queen Elizabeth and one way to do so is through one of the sociable group classes on offer. Make the most of Pilates, yoga and t’ai chi to work on your core strength and posture, or for something faster paced, take part in aerobics, spinning or boot camp classes. If you’d rather have a more tailor-made experience, there’s also the option to book a session with an onboard personal trainer.
In keeping with Cunard's elegant 5-star standards, the dress code onboard the Queen Elizabeth is formal in the main dining rooms and restaurants. Should you wish to dine in a more casual environment, the buffet restaurant is available. From smart attire to black tie, the dress code adds to the ambience and glamour of evenings onboard this stunning ship.
We recently went on a 12 night cruise to The Canaries. This is the first time we have travelled on the Elizabeth and I must say that we were not disappointed. The staff were excellent in every area, always polite and extremely helpful. The ship was beautiful and in great condition. The food as always was plentiful and excellent, some people comment that the meal portions in the Britannia restaurant are small, but to be fair by the time you’ve had all the breakfast you can eat, lunch, afternoon tea, and any in between snacks you fancy, the well done to you if you can eat a late meal of gargantuan proportions. My waistline hasn’t forgiven me yet. So my advice is, if you want to experience cruising with complete elegance then book with confidence, and don’t worry if you think it will be too fussy, the staff are so wonderful and efficient they put you completely at ease.
went on a 2 night mini cruise to Bruges via Zeebrugge as a single passenger. check in was quick and smooth my cabin was on deck 2 one of the very few single cabins they have onboard. I was very impressed with the cabin, enough space, the bed was a good size more like a small double instead of a single. A nice welcoming bottle of sparkling wine, large TV and excellent toiletries in the bathroom. Good entertainment on board. Live music, games the library, had a great day in Bruges the next day by taking the excursion coach from Zeebrugge to Bruges and back all for just 20 Euros. The Captain was excellent, Only negative was being a single passenger having to eat in the Britannia Restaurant with 2 couples and was totally left out and feeling isolated on the first night and uncomfortable So the second night ate in the Lido Buffet. good short cruise but the company should seat single passengers with other single passengers not with couples.
First went on this ship in 2016 and was amazed by everything however we did a return trip on the 2 night mini cruise to Zeebrugge. Ship looking worn despite the refit, (see attached photo from Britannia restaurant - the design amuses me!) the buffet restaurant now has an awful layout with very poor food and poor choice. The food in the Britannia restaurant has also gone downhill. The worst part was breakfast on the last day as the buffet was so crammed there were queues so by the time we got to the food there was genuinely only scraps left. Being a mini cruise we weren’t expecting miracles however much worse than expected as the ship was crammed with rowdy people who would have been more suited to a boozy break in Magaluf. It honestly reminded me of a cruise I took on P&O Britannia to Spain. Dress code not enforced in Britannia restaurant as it had been on a recent trip on Queen Mary. Saw a group that I can only assume must have been on a joint stag/hen as all in same fluorescent clothing. All in all this was not a great cruise even the staff not as good as they once were. I was disappointed that Cunard were taking this ship out of the UK for the foreseeable but now I couldn’t care less. Would not go back in a hurry.
The ship itself is amazing and we had a great short mini cruise. The evening meal that you have a sitting time for, was tiny. Each course I’d describe as starter size. The Lido food was a mish mash of everything. Not brilliant to be honest. If you want to buy a Rolex than all the on board shops will keep you happy. The staff are all great. Polite and helpful. The Theatre was great and so was the show. I took motion sickness pills as am not great on ships and wasn’t ill at all. It was ruff on the return journey so the ship doesn’t Pitch about like a ferry. I wouldn’t book this ship again for more than the two night mini cruise.